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aka: The Blind Swordsman Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Zatoichi the blind masseur and crack swordsman finds trouble in the edge of town in this 22nd installment of the classic samurai film series. When Zatoichi confronts the master Chinese martial artist Wang Kang and his young traveling companion, the blind swordsman finds that the duo are trying to escape from a group of terroristic samurai who have killed the boy's parents. Zatoichi agrees to help them, but the rescue becomes complicated when he must rescue not only Wang Kang and the boy, but also everyone who they meet along the way!
The Z Fighters compete in an intergalactic martial arts tournament, but when the tournament is taken over by Bojack, an evil demon who escaped the imprisonment placed upon him by the four Kais when King Kai's planet was destroyed, they must work together to stop Bojack and his minions.
Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal domination, he and the Z Warriors must fight Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan.
Raiou (2010)
aka: The lightning tree
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Raiou: Lord Narimichi (Okada), the 17th son of a Shogun leader of Edo-era Japan, suffers from hysteria and has trouble controlling himself. On an excursion one day to the Seta Mountains, rumoured to be the home of a goblin, he discovers that the goblin is a
aka: Godzilla: Final Wars
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
aka: Shin Zatôichi monogatari
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the 3rd of 26 movies in the series. Blind masseur and master swordsman, Zatoichi, is tired of killing. He journeys to his old village looking for peace, but is pursued by the brother of Boss Kanbei, a man he's killed. Back home, Ichi connects with Banno, his teacher, who seeks prestige and has arranged for his younger sister, Yayoi, to marry into a wealthy samurai family. Ichi and Yayoi realize they are in love, but Ichi's request for her hand meets with Banno's derision. Ichi is also drawn into Banno's plot to kidnap the son of a wealthy man, ostensibly to aid the Mito Goblins, a gang of thieves on the run; but Banno wants to keep the ransom. Ichi wants harmony and love, but can he escape a destiny of violence?
aka: Zatôichi to Yôjinbô
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the 20th film in the Zatoichi series. It is most notable for having Toshiro Mifune co-star along with Shintaro Katsu, recreating his role as "Yojimbo" (Japanese for bodyguard). With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking enforcer, but Yojimbo is both a spy for the shogunate, trying to find the gold, and in love with the merchant's unwilling mistress, Umeno. Ichi hires on as the merchant's masseur and buys Umeno's freedom with his employer's own money. This embarrasses Yojimbo who withdraws from a pact with Ichi to stir up trouble between father and son and their gangs. As the two sides fight, Ichi finds the gold and sets up a final set of confrontations.
aka: Zatoichi kenka-tabi
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the fifth movie in the series. Blind swordsman/masseuer Ichi (or "Zatoichi") is asked by a dying man to deliver the maiden Mitsu (or "Omitsu") to her family in Edo and Zatoichi feels honor-bound to do so. But rival gangs each have an interest in kidnapping the girl for ransom. Zatoichi joins with one of the gangs when the other gang captures Mitsu but he then finds that to rescue her he must fight both gangs.
The Hidden Fortress: The story follows two greedy peasants in feudal Japan, Tahei and Matashichi, who are returning home from a failed attempt to profit from a war between neighboring clans. En Route they encounter the remnants of the defeated tribe that consists, most notably, of a famous General and a Princess who are hiding out in a fortress in the mountains. General Rokurota Makabe and Princess Yuki need to escape into allied territory with their large supply of gold so that they can rebuild their shattered clan. To do this the Peasants are tricked into helping them, with the promise that they will receive a large share of the gold when the destination is reached. Along the way, the General's prowess is...
A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo. Step by step, the police find themselves tangled up by the web of a perfect crime which awaits the approaching Typhoon to activate thousands of virus affected robots. As time runs out, Asuma and his team must complete a task that is doomed to be a failure before the Typhoon lands Tokyo.
aka: Digimon: Battle of Adventurers
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
The appearance of Mephistomon causes Bio-Merging of Digimon to happen all around the world and it's up to the Tamers to stop him.
aka: Zatôichi goyô-tabi
aka: Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the 1-Arm Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the 23rd movie out of the 26 Zatoichi films starring Shintaro Katsu. Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi finds a robbed and fatally wounded pregnant woman, whose baby he delivers before she dies. He takes the baby in search of its father and finds the child's aunt, who is about to be forced into prostitution for want of a payment the dead mother was bringing. Zatoichi determines to save the woman from her fate.
aka: Gekijōban Bleach: Memories of Nobody
aka: 劇場版BLEACH [ブリーチ] MEMORIES OF NOBODY
aka: 死神-劇場版
aka: Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
English subtitles

In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en masse. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them fairly quickly. Senna refuses to answer any questions, so Ichigo is forced to follow her while Rukia tries to find out what's going on.
Sky High (2003)
A serial-murderer is removing his victims hearts and taking them with him. Kanzaki is a detective on the case. The day he is due to be married his fiancé, Mina, is killed displaying the same MO as the other victims. He discovers geneticist, Kudo, and Rei, his evil "secretary" to be the killers. When they have six hearts they will be able to summon demons from beyond the 'Gate of Rage' to grant any wish, but darkness will fall upon the earth. Mina becomes Guardian of the Gate of Rage, and must fight Kudo when he is killed. Kanzaki enters the world of the dead to protect her.
aka: Naruto The Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
aka: Gekijô-ban Naruto: Daikôfun! Mikazukijima no animaru panikku dattebayo
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
lee kakashi sakura and naruto's mission!
aka: High Kick Girl
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Kei joins a karate dojo and quickly proves herself to be the most skilled fighter amongst all her male peers.
aka: Zatôichi umi o wataru
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the 14th movie in the 26 film series. It is considered to be one of the very best. Troubled by his violent past, Zatoichi embarks on a pilgrimage to a series of seaside shrines, but bandits interrupt his spiritual journey.
Set in the near future, the story centers around a family of vicious gangsters who live within an area of Japan not governed by laws called Bangaichi
Asami returns exausted after three years of intense training to become a yakuza hunter. She decides to visit her old master, Inokuma (Sakichi Sato), who runs a bar. However, she finds his place in ruins and nothing is as it was when she left. As it turns out, the local yakuza had turned it into a gambling house and laid claim to the entire area with the help of a cold-blooded killer named Akira (Hitomi Miwa).
aka: Mutant Girls Squad
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the region's finest school of fencing. To prove his valor and skill, he walks deliberately into ambushes set up by the school's followers. While Otsu waits, Akemi also seeks him, expressing her desires directly. Meanwhile, Takezo is observed by Sasaki Kojiro, a brilliant young fighter, confident he can dethrone Takezo. After leaving Kyoto in triumph, Takezo declares his love for Otsu, but in a way that dishonors her and shames him. Once again, he leaves alone.
aka: Mekura no oichi monogatari: Makkana nagaradori (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
A young blind girl is abandoned by her mother. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling "Ronin". She travels to seek her mother and her revenge.
aka: Mekurano Oichi midaregasa (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Oichi the blind female samurai is given a secret scroll to be delivered to Murobuse. Many swordsmen challenge her for the scroll which contains information on a new secret weapon.
aka: Mekurano Oichi jigokuhada (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Oichi has taken to the life of a bounty hunter, pursuing a whip-weilding villainess who also uses poisonous snakes for weapons. At one point Oichi nearly retires from her wandering life to find happiness in domesticity,
aka: Mekurano Oichi inochi moraimasu (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
In the final film of the series Oichi, Wanted Dead or Alive a bounty is placed on our blind heroine's head & that provides the excuse for action scenes. The sword vs. sickle & chain is particularly good in this episode. A samurai (played by Tetsuro Tamba, the only big star to appear in the whole series) has been hired to harrass a fishing village, so there's a worthy opponent amidst the many who will fall as Oichi stands up for the village.
Zatoichi (1989)
This is the 26th and final film of the original Zatocihi series of movies starring Shintaro Katsu. It really is a fine way to go out, leaving the viewer wishing there would be at least one more. In this film Ichi, as always, is caught between two yakuza gangs, but befriends a skilled but haunted ronin, and also meets a worthy female yakuza boss, Ms. Bosatsu. The movie begins with Ichi in jail, and right off the bat we see someone trying to take advantage of his blindness.
US Release: 3/25/2011
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.13 ASSASSINS focuses on a group of unemployed samurai who are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.
aka: Hakuôki (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
The paths of two honorable samurai cross early and often in this tale of love and revenge. The two samurai also happen to be the most skilled swordsmen around. The attraction of this movie is that it stars two of biggest names in 20th Century Japanese Martial Arts cinema, Shintaro Katsu and Raizô Ichikawa.
aka: Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searches for a stolen urn which has hidden significance to his clan. But Tange Sazen has his own reasons for seeking the urn.
aka: Furyou shounen: 3,000-nin no atama
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Based on an autobiographical book titled "Tokyo Furyou Shounen Densetsu". Based on technical high school in the 1970s, where it is said that half of the school's 3000 student are juvenile delinquents. Saito plays a student named Sendo, who is aiming to be number one out of all of them. Sendo will fight with his life to make way for the top seat.
aka: Ichimei
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Another great film by outstanding Japanese martial arts/action director Takashi Miike. A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
aka: "Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Fourth film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.
aka: "Yoen dokufuden: Hitokiri okatsu" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Legends of the Poisonous Seductress: Quick Draw Okatsu is a Japanese movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. It's the second installment of the Legends of the Poisonous Seductress series and was released by Toei in Japan on October 12, 1968.

In the movie, Okatsu teams up with a swordswoman named Rui to take vengeance on the evil men responsible for raping her and killing her father.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Megumi Kudô Megumi Kudô
Yoshika Maedomari Yoshika Maedomari
Hisao Maki Hisao Maki ...
Teacher Omoto (voice)
Chika Matsui Chika Matsui
Daisuke Nagakura Daisuke Nagakura ...
Jin
Eisaku Shindô Eisaku Shindô
Combat Toyoda Combat Toyoda
Atsushi Ônita Atsushi Ônita ...
Himself
aka: Zatôichi nidan-kiri (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the 10th film in the Blind Swordsman series. A senseless act of murder by the leader of a prostitution ring causes the vengeful blind swordsman to lash out in this entry into the long-running Zatoichi series. In a violent attempt to force a young woman into prostitution, Zatoichi's old master is killed in cold blood. When Zatoichi learns of the tragic death, he sets out on a brutal quest of revenge that won't be satisfied until the man responsible has paid the ultimate price and the prostitute prisoners are finally freed. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Unforgiven (2013)
aka: Yurusarezaru mono
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Unforgiven (許されざる者 Yurusarezaru Mono?) is a 2013 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Lee Sang-il. It is a remake of Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven
To distance themselves from their humble origins as farmers, three friends masquerade as samurai and hold the peace in Kinugasa Village, despite daily battles to the death with rogue bandits. However, when real samurai & war veteran Jojima returns from battle, he begins to exert his dominance over the trio and they come to learn the way of the warrior.
aka: Hissatsu 4: Urami harashimasu, Sure Death 4
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Mondo Nakamura was a loyal samurai, serving under an established magistrate. However, when the lord is murdered, he is replaced by the young and handsome Okuda. Along with the young master comes a rush of mysterious murders, and Mondo is soon caught up in political games and deadly swordfights! Amidst the lavish excess of the Japanese magistrates and all the trappings of their courtly life, Mondo fights to unravel the mystery of Okuda. Coming across scandal after scandal, he finds that corruption paves a road all the way to the Shogun himself! But even then, Mondo is not afraid to fight for his own honor and avenge those who died during the investigation.
aka: Death of a Ninja or "Iga ninpôchô" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This has a bit of erotica along with plenty of action. A fortuneteller makes a prophecy that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop Donjo's plan, but to do so, he must first battle the deadly team of "Devil Monks" serving the lord. Will Jotaro succeed in his mission? And if so, will Ukio marry him, thus making him the ruler of the world?
aka: Jushichinin no ninja
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
A dangerous pact has been signed by Tadanaga, the son of Shogun Hidetada, to prevent his brother Iemitsu from becoming the third Shogun. In a time where highly skilled ninja organizations carry out secret missions, Iga Jigoza's group of seventeen ninja must find a way to infiltrate the enemy's stronghold and steal the pact from Negoro ninja Saiga Magokuro. A classic, a must have for any fan of ninja movies!
aka: "Hijirimen bakuto" or Tiger Lilly
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
With her first love that unfolded in the battlefield in her heart, and with a short sword and a pillbox as her weapons, female gambler Okatsu the Tiger Lily travels from gambling site to gambling site. Surrounding her are Omon, an outlaw star blind lone gambler; Onaka, a thief who’s after Okatsu to avenge her father’s death; Ohide, a tattoo artist whose back is covered by a dragon tattoo; and Oryu, a young girl sold as a prostitute to a gambling family.
aka: Matatabi san ning yakuza
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is the tale of three Yakuza gamblers who traveled Japan during the samurai era living by their wits and sword skills.
Told in 3 separate vignettes, each part tells the story of a different drifter's life. This is a superb film, with great action complemented by gripping stories.
aka: Renegade Ninjas, "Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is a film about a real person. Sanada Yukimura, who fought a war against Tokugawa Ieyeasu. A reign of terror clouds Japan as an execution and a deadly battle set the stage for the most spectacular revenge in Japanese history.
General Sanada, seeking revenge for the murder of his father and the lost battle of Osaka Castle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength. The battle explodes into death-defying action with the out-come determining the destiny of Japan. Some of the most explicit martial arts sequences ever filmed, a must see for anyone who loves action.
aka: "Gokuaku bôzu" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
During the Taisho Period (Early 1920's), a monastery of warrior monks was split apart between two factions. One of these factions was led my the Chief Abbot and his protégé, Shinkai.
When Shinkai intercedes in a fight between a rival priest and some ruffians, it leads to his expulsion from the order.
This story introduced us to the character of Shinkai, a Karate Priest and his long running feud with Ryotatsu, his greatest rival. It stars the great Tomisaburo Wakiyama, of Lone Wolf and Cub and Zatoichi fame!
aka: Dojo yaburi
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
During the 17th century, Ihei, a ronin, or unemployed samurai, rescues Tae from Lord Kotani, who wishes to make her his concubine. Pursued by the lord's henchmen, the couple take on menial jobs, desperate for money with which to pay their debts and bribe border guards to ensure safe passage. Ihei's income is so meager, however, that he challenges a local fencing master to a match and then blackmails the man after defeating him, despite the tradition that a samurai not use his skills for monetary gain. The local governor, made aware of Ihei's extraordinary skills during an authorized fencing tournament, offers him the post of master of martial arts, but he withdraws the offer when he learns that Ihei had participated for money in a common fencing contest. As Ihei and Tae continue on their journey, they are attacked by the lord's henchmen. Aided by Gunjuro Ohba, another ronin and formerly Ihei's tournament rival, Ihei subdues his opponents and proceeds in safety with Tae.
aka: "SF: Episode One" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Three centuries ago, a precious sword has been stolen by Kazamatsuri -- the sword, which historic and symbolic value is priceless for the clan (Shogun Tokugawa donated it to clan 80 years before that, at the same time that he established them as the local rulers). Lord's counselor's young son Heishiro goes to retrieve the sword himself to protect the clan from the shame or possible demise. He is accompanied with two friends, Shintaro and Tadasuke, and followed by the ninjas of the clan. After Kazamatsuri wounds Heishiro and kills one of his friends, the young aristocrat still wants revenge more than sword itself, but meanwhile have to recover from his wounds, in the small forest house of a lonely samurai and his daughter. At the same time, Kamazatsuri stays in nearby town in the entertainment center run by Okatsu and falls into her. The older samurai tries to dissuade Heishiro from fighting with Kamazatsuri, but is himself gradually drawn into the conflict.
aka: Makai Tensho
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage. The incomparable Sonny Chiba plays the lead character.
aka: Hatamoto taikutsu otoko
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Saotome Mondonosuke (Utaemon Ichikawa), a direct retainer of the Shogun who has been declared "to stand above the law", takes an interest in situations that are out of the ordinary, and could adversely effect the Shogunate. In this movie he solves the mystery of the Snake Princess. This is one in a series of "Bored Hatamoto" movies, all featuring the same actor, much like the Zatoichi series.
aka: Gokai senryo yari
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This thrilling story shows spears, swords, conspiracy, love and tears through the friendship between a ronin (Konoe Jushiro) whose whole life was dedicated to mastering the spear and a passionate young nobleman (Satomi Kotaro). During the reign of Shogun Yoshimune there was a ronin named Fuwa Mondo teaching the spear at the Shindo Munen dojo.
aka: Big Tits Zombie
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
A medieval Book of the Dead is discovered in the catacombs that run under a small town strip club. When one of the desperate strippers raises an army of the undead, the rest of the strippers must kick some zombie ass to save the world.
aka: Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto Taika-hen
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
aka: Gozonji! Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
One of the most popular motion picture series of all time, "The Bored Hatamoto" (Crescent Scarred Samurai) has been revived by talented young actor Kitaoji Kinya, the son of Ichikawa Utaemon, who made the role famous in more than 25 films. Saotome Mondonosuke is a "Hatamoto" or direct retainer of the Shogun. This is his second movie, coming off the hit TV series about the Bored Hatamoto.
The crescent shaped scar on his forehead is a license given him by the Shogun to kill anyone he deems to be a villain. A strong performance that reflects well upon his father, with interesting stories, these films are required viewing.
When Saotome hears rumors of a Daimyo's plot to overthrow the Shogun, he launches an investigation. With the help of his sister Kikuji, his stewart, Kinai and a mysterious woman they begin to unravel the web of treachery.
aka: Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko: Nazo no Ryujin Misaki
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Ryujin Misaki (Cape Dragon), located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome Mondonosuke, a master swordsman and 'Hatamoto' (direct retainer of the Shogun), hears news of a doctor gone missing, he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem at Ryujin Misaki.
This is the third out of 4 movies in the Nemuri Kyoshiro series starring Masakazu. Kyoshiro discovers a plot to have an impostor succeed to the Shogunate. He journeys to Kyoto to help Tokugawa Iyeoshi, the Shogun, maintain the succession rightfully. The Nemuri Kyoshiro character is played by noted actor Tamura Masakazu, fresh from his portrayal of Kyoshiro in the TV series.
This story is set during the Edo ages in Japan. On a rainy night, Kotono confronts the samurais who have killed her father. The samurai attack her one by one, but she manages to withstand them. When she is scaring the remaining samurai away, three ninja's suddenly appear. Will she succeed in beating them as well?
aka: Akai shuriken
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Japanese super-star Ichikawa Raizo stars as Ibuki Shinnosuke, a master knife thrower whose signature red-handled knives leave a bloody trail wherever he travels. Arriving in the lawless town of Shukuba, where three families, the Sumiya, Hotoke, and Kanzo are competing to rule the area, he is hired as a bodyguard by Sumiya. In response, the other two hire assassins with the intent of killing Ibuki and taking over the town.
aka: "Chô kôsoku! Sankin kôtai" (original title)
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is a small han. But at the han, there is a gold mine. Suddenly, Masaatsu Naito of Yunagaya Domain receives an order to perform Sankin-kotai within 5 days.

Sankin-kotai is a custom that requires the daimyo to visit the shogun in Edo. Unfortunately, the time needed to visit the shogun in Edo for Masaatsu Naito is 8 days. Masaatsu Naito also learns he received the order because a high ranking government official wants the gold mine. Also, the expense for Sankin-kotai is high and the Yunagaya Domain is such a small han that it seems impossible to complete. Nevertheless, Masaatsu Naito begins an unexpected operation to complete Sankin-kotai in 5 days.
aka: Shirikurae Magoichi
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
Based on historical events in mid 1500's Japan, this mix of history and fiction stars Shintaro Katsu in a non-action role and Kinnosuke Nakamura as a gifted sharpshooter not a samurai as in his other films. Kenji Misumi, a noted film stylist, and in a few years the director of some of the legendary Lone Wolf films is orchestrating the story.
aka: Spy Swordsman,
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣
This is one of two feature films made in 1964 based on the wildly popular Japanese sixties television series "The Samurai". One of the best ninja versus samurai films of all time features the great Ose Koichi as "Shintaro, the Samurai" getting involved in the intrigue between the Iga and Koga ninja. While helping a wounded agent of the Iga, Shintaro is attacked by Koga agents who think he received an item that they had already killed in an effort to obtain. While he did not receive any item, the dying Iga ninja had whispered a cryptic phrase to him; something that would lead him into the middle of an attempt to overthrow the Shogunate and threaten his very life. Can Shintaro's expert swordsmanship defeat the deadly skills of the Koga ninja, a group of heartless assassins like no other?
aka: Naruto hicho
aka: High-Kick Girl!
aka: 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!
aka: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Equal
aka: Zatoichi Meets His Match
aka: Zatôichi 22
aka: Shin zatô Ichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken
aka: 新座頭市・破れ!唐人剣

Another great Japanese classic featuring that ultimate samurai star Raizo Ichikawa. From the pen of Yoshikawa Eiji comes this exciting story. The Naruto Strait separates Tokushima from the islands of Awaji and Honshu. On Tokushima the mad lord dreams of conquest and forges a bloody revolt against the Tokugawa shogunate. A mysterious swordsman named Noriyuki Gennojo has crossed Naruto’s waters to uncover the Awa clan’s secrets. He puts his life on the line after finding a testament of Awa’s secrets, written in blood by a dying man. Joining Noriyuki are a female ninja who loves him, and the beautiful daughter of an enemy who’s sworn to kill him. Awa’s defenders willl stop at nothing to prevent the blood-soaked letter from reaching the shogun.
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